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chronic pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
Infected/obstructed: Pyelonephritis refers to a kidney infection, whereas hydronephrosis refers to obstruction of the kidney leading to dilation and swelling. You should ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pyelonephritis: Acute comes on suddenly. Chronic is basically multiple episodes of chronic.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
See remark: Very broad question ? Pyelonephritis is basically infection of the kidney ,due to many causes such as presence of stone,infection in the blood stream ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Chronic pyelonephrit: Most commonly none till kidneys fail.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes inflammatory change from bacterial infection (usually extended from infection in bladder) in renal pelvis, calyces, & papil ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pyleonephritis: Yes Especially if you have high blood pressure from the pyelo.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
57 years experience Urology
Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelone ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Stones or kidney?: If stones are cause of chronic pyelonephritis, then discuss removing stones to reduce risk for repeat infections as a means to improve kidney function ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Notify ob: If you have recurrent fever on supreasion antibiotics then you need to notify your OB physician.
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